The military taskforce fighting the galamsey menace have burnt some eight excavators, dozens of water pumping machines, a dozer at the mining site of the National Women’s Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Madam Kate Gyamfua at Akyem Akropong in Atewa West District.
In a report by Starr FM, the military taskforce although were told by workers onsite that the concessions belonged to Mrs Gyamfua who’s an influential member of the government, went ahead to burn the excavators.
A worker at the mining site told Starr News “We were here when we saw the military storm the site. We took them around and told them we are legal small-scale mining that the site belongs to NPP National Women’s Organizer Kate Gyamfua. We showed them how we are mining using recycle water without disturbing the river. But they didn’t listen they have burnt the excavators. I am so worried that they can do this to a whole Kate Gyamfua”
He added “this is not galamsey site. We use our dam to wash the gold. They burnt 8 excavators, a dozer here, and about 20 pumping machines. The excavators include four brand new ones. Kate Gyamfua supported the NPP Party with huge amounts so why treat her like this. We have nothing to tell Nana Addo”